A New Jersey babysitter was convicted Thursday, Oct. 18, for the killing of a 23-month-old boy he had been babysitting, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Andrew Howard-French, 29, was found guilty of murder, endangering the welfare of a child, and endangering an injured victim in the death of 23-month-old Bryce Sparrow, whom he was babysitting, Suarez said in a statement

Firefighters and EMS personnel responded to 115 Van Wagenen Ave., on July 17, 2018, to aid an “overheated infant.” Bryce was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center and was then pronounced dead. The medical examiner ruled Bryce’s death a homicide, and prosecutors said in court that Bryce suffered fatal blunt-force injuries.

Howard-French faces a minimum of 30 years in prison before being eligible for parole, according to the Judson County prosecutor.

He will remain in custody until he’s sentenced in January.

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